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Firefighter

A slang term for a person who solves problems as they arise. The term connotes the idea that the firefighter is distracted from dealing with larger issues because minor problems prevent him/her from doing so.
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The Flanders Fire Company #1 serves the community in a variety of different ways, not just responding to calls for help," said Fred Detoro Jr, president of the Flanders Fire Company Association, the organization that handles the business affairs of the department.
CSC Spencer also assisted the other injured driver to safety despite her two broken legs until first responders from the Gales Ferry Fire Company arrived.
York Dispatch reports, "In May, their fire company responded to a fire on Juniper Road in Peach Bottom Township.
Noting the similar activity in Howell, the letter asserted, "A reasonable observer would perceive that the fire company has placed its imprimatur on the 'Our Lady of America' statue.
Perhaps even more explicitly than the civil rights movement, the fire company provides us with a valuable "bottom up" perspective on the imperfections of race relations over the past two centuries.
The fire company presented the ambitious young woman with a gold badge as an honorary firefighter.
In 1839, when the city was still in its teens, a group of citizens met and organized a volunteer fire company, which was designated the "Jackson Fire Company, No.
Gene Stilp, president, Dauphin-Middle Paxton Fire Company #1, Dauphin, Pa.
A fire company ambulance provides emergency services at the co-op's picnic-style annual meeting.
Franklin organized Philadelphia's Union Fire Company in 1736, and many other revolutionary leaders belonged to or led such groups.
The seven-year-old was dressed up in a mini-version of his father's firefighting kit and played with his dad's colleagues at fire company 40, ladder 35, as they waited for news.
Jonathan Walters is a staff correspondent for Governing magazine and is active in the local fire company in Ghent, New York.